Local Attractions & Places to Visit

There is so much to do and see in the Charente-Maritime that many guests return time and time again.
The warm sunny climate, the gentle pace of life, carefree driving, and the local hospitality all add up to a memorable and relaxing time.

PLACES TO VISIT(within 1 hours drive) include the following:-

  • The famous Roche Courbon Chateau some 3 kms away.
  • The beautiful River Charente with fishing and boating facilities at St Savinien,Port d' Envaux,Taillebourg and Saintes.
  • The historic towns of Saintes, La Rochelle,
  • Cognac,Rochefort, Royan and St Jean-d'Angely.
  • The lovely islands of Ile-de-Re,Ile-d'Aix and the Ile d'Oleron with their many quiet beaches.
  • The long sandy beaches of the Cote Sauvage and Grand Cote.
  • The Zoo at La Palmyre and the Aquarium at La Rochelle.
  • The Bordeaux vineyards and the Medoc.
  • The vineyards for Cognac and Pineau where you can buy and taste the products.
  • The picturesque villages of Talmont and Meschers on the Gironde estuary.
  • The many Romanesque Churches in the area.
  • Daily markets selling a varied range of fresh produce. In addition there are monthly markets throughout the region.
  • The extensive Oyster beds with the opportunity to buy fresh product straight from the producer.
  • Music festivals from Jazz to Classical.
  • Golf courses at Saintes,Royan and La Rochelle. There is also a 6 hole Course near Plassay about 5 kms away where clubs can be hired.
  • Birdwatching on the marshes on the way to Marennes and on the banks of the Charente River.
  • Cycling. (Bicycles can be hired in St Savinien).
  • Equestrian activities in the locality.
  • A wide range of Restaurants to suit all pockets and tastes.